The Implementation Of Electronic Health Record Implementation

1315 WordsDec 3, 20156 Pages
Electronic Health Record Implementation Over the last ten plus years, health care information technology continues to progress in a direction to increase patient safety and outcomes while maintaining the patients privacy. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the implementation of an Electronic Health Record [EHR] within the health care field and my work facilities compliance using this technology. I will also be discussing how the mandate goals will benefit the patient and the care provided by their healthcare team while improving patient safety. I will apply the concepts of data security while retaining the patient’s confidentiality and privacy to avoid a HIPAA violation within my practice. Description of the Electronic Health…show more content…
In 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act [ACA] into law, which will make health coverage more affordable to Americans, improve the quality of care, and reduce costs (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services [HHS], 2015). The ACA will tie into the mandate by implementing and enforcing the EHR, which will help to obtain these goals. The goals of the mandate involve four methods (Willis, C. J., 2015). The first method is Privacy and Security. This method maintains the privacy and security of the patients’ health information during access to their records. The second method is Interoperability. This method incorporates health IT systems to be able to exchange information between various organizations by sharing data. The third method is Adoption. This method assures that the EHRs are secure and interoperable by achieving meaningful use. Financial incentives for using the EHR systems are offered with a goal to improve patient care and safety. The fourth method is Collaborative Governance. This method establishes standards and policies to collaborate health IT between public and private institutions. Student’s Facility’s Plan My facility provides improved health care by coordinating patient care using the EHR system. This system was put into place when the company started two years ago. By using this system, we eliminate any confusion between the physician, nurse and patient. The coordination
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